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Child Development Center
7205 North 137th Avenue
Luke AFB, AZ 85309-1523
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
Programs and services are available at most installations for children up to age 12. Care may be provided in Child Development Centers, School Age Care Programs, and Family Child Care Homes. Please review the information to find out what programs and services are available at this installation. Please contact the Child and Youth Program point of contact at this installation if you require information, assistance or resources for child care in your local community.
The Family Child Care (FCC) Program offers home-based child care in certified homes for children age two weeks through twelve years. These self-employed providers operate their home independently in compliance with strict Air Force policies, including frequent inspections and close monitoring by the Family Child Care staff. Extensive background screening and orientation training must be completed prior to certification. Full-time, part-time, hourly, weekends, extended hours and school age care is available. For more information, call the Family Child Care Office at Comm: 623-856-2684 or DSN 312-896-2684 or sign up for the waiting list at Military Child Care The office is located in building 1140.
The Luke CDC provides care to children ranging from 6 weeks to five years of age. The Program offers a variety of activities through the Early Learning Matters (ELM) curriculum which is designed to give our military children a strong foundation in school and life. It offers developmentally appropriate activities for different age groups and individual children in a safe and supportive environment. Activities promote Language/Literacy, Physical Development, Social-Emotional Development, and Cognitive Development.
The Luke CDC provides a high quality care program that is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack are offered daily and meals are designed to follow the USDA guidelines for child/youth meal patterns.
Types of Care
Full-time care, hourly care, and sublet care are available at the Luke CDC. Reservations are required for hourly care and offered on a space available basis with a two hour minimum. Families interested in subletting a space for a week at a time, may reserve their space on the Kinderspot app. Parents can download the app and make requests based on their family’s care needs.
The Luke CDC is an inclusive program designed to support children with varying needs. Prior to enrollment, families are required to complete our enrollment forms which includes a Health Assessment used to identify children with special needs. If a specific need is identified, the Luke CDC team will assist each family through the enrollment process to ensure specified training, accommodations, and/or modifications are established prior to caring for their child. In some cases, the Luke Child and Youth Programs (CYP) Inclusion Action Team (IAT) will assist to support the enrollment of a child with heightened medical needs.
Eligible patrons include all Active Duty military personnel, DOD Appropriated Fund and Non-Appropriated Fund civilian personnel, reservists on active duty or on inactive duty training, DOD contractors, and military retirees.
Requests for Care
All requests for care must be submitted on Military Child Care (MCC). MCC offers access to comprehensive information on military-operated and subsidized child care options, including installation child development centers, school-age programs and family child care. Serving as the single gateway for child care information, the site gives families a streamlined, convenient process for finding and requesting care. If you are placed on the waiting list and require fee assistance, Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood (MCCYN) is a fee assistance program available to U.S military and U.S. Coast Guard families.
Hours of Operation
The Child Development Center is open from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Closed Federal holidays and AETC Family days. The Center is open for exercises as directed by the Squadron Commander. The CDC is in building 1119. For more information please call 623-856-6339, 623-856-6338, DSN 312-896-6339, or DSN 312-896-6338.
School Age Care
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 6:00 am - 5:30 pm
No School Days: All day care
Closed: Saturday, Sunday, Holidays and AETC Family Days
All day care provided during school fall, winter, spring, and summer breaks.
Kindergarten (age 5K) through age 12.
Registration can be requested at www.militarychildcare.com and Child and Youth Programs Business Management System (CYPBMS) https://parent.afcyp.com/
OUR STAFF’S VISION STATEMENT
To offer a quality program that is safe, academically enriched, positively guided with good interaction and to surround the children / youth in our programs with loving, caring and understanding staff.
CYP MISSION STATEMENT
Assist military and civilian personnel in balancing the competing demands of the mission and family life through delivery of a system of quality, available and affordable programs and services for eligible children and youth from birth through 18 years of age.
STATEMENT OF PHILOSOPHY
It is the philosophy of the Luke Air force Base Youth Programs to provide developmentally appropriate programs of the highest quality that adheres to all regulations and standards accepted by the Air Force. We respect each child as a unique individual and recognize the differences in the children’s rate of physical, social, emotional and cognitive development. We believe that the parents are the first and primary educators of their child, and we aim to build a bridge between home, school and our programs in order to create the best possible quality programming for their child. Parents are highly encouraged to participate in our programs. The programs provided by the Youth Programs are based on the belief that each child should be given the opportunity to develop his or her maximum potential through varied experiences with nurturing support. A variety of activities are planned to help each child learn and develop in a stimulating anti-bias environment. The environment is extended beyond the program to include the community, through various guest speakers, and field trips. We encourage independence and respect for others while working to promote each child’s positive self-image through successful experiences.
•To build a positive self-image
•To build a sense of belonging
•To build a sense of competence>
•To build a sense of usefulness
•To build a sense of power and influence
•To develop self-discipline and resolve conflicts constructively
•To build an understanding and respect cultural diversity
•To build lifelong skills, academic progress and promote individual development
Key Air Force Programs -These programs can be found at Youth and School Age Care Programs throughout the Air Force.
Our programs are designed to encourage Club members to realize a wide variety of positive outcomes, a strategy for developing the “whole child.” Youth Programs focuses on helping children and teens achieve in our three priority outcome areas of Academic Success, Good Character and Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles.
We offers tested, proven and nationally recognized programs in five Core Program Areas that closely align with the developmental needs of all young people:
• The Arts • Education • Leadership and Service • Health and Wellness • Sports and Recreation
Program eligibility. Childcare eligibility is contingent on the status of the sponsor. Eligible patrons as outlined in DoDI 6060.02, include active duty military, DoD civilian employees, guard or reserve on active duty orders, active duty coast guard members, combat related wounded warriors in an active duty status, Gold Star spouses of military members who died from a combat-related incident, those acting in loco parentis for the dependent child of an otherwise eligible patron, eligible employees of DoD contractors, and others who may be authorized on a space available basis.
building 1143 phone 623-856-7471